Letters to the Editor: How we the people are letting Trump destroy our democracy
Feb 21, 2017 at 12:01 AM
In the wake of the U.S. election, I am writing in response to comments in the ‘Journal’.
I will use the following three statements, from your ‘Journal’, as examples of what you are saying now. Please read them, and tell me if these statements are accurate.
The statement, “Trump wants to be a dictator. He wants to build a military base on the U.S.’s own territory.” Is not accurate.
First, he is going to be a dictator, yes. Second, he was given that authority by the people, yes. Third, he will not be building a military base on U.S. soil, no. That is not correct. He will be building a military base on U.S. soil. On a very large scale, a military base, not on U.S. soil.
Another statement, “If Trump were allowed to have a war, he would kill or maim more people than all of ISIS combined.” This statement is true. Trump has killed or maimed more people than all of ISIS combined.
The statement, “Trump wants to send American troops to the U.S.’s southern border.” This is not accurate.
First, Trump will not send American troops to our southern border.
Second, he will send American troops to fight ISIS.
Third, he has the authority to fight ISIS, yes. And, he will fight ISIS.
The statement, “Trump wants to stop immigration to the U.S. from places like Mexico.” Is not accurate.
First, Donald Trump does not want to stop immigration from those countries.
Second, the border is not closed, or even closed. The wall is not a wall, and it will not stop illegal immigration. Donald Trump wants to secure the border, and to keep undocumented immigrants out of the U.S. He has the authority to do that, and he will do that. He is not asking others to stop immigration from other countries.
The statement, “Trump has threatened to take immigrants from places like Mexico and put them in concentration camps.” This statement is not